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Hi, we have a host computer and 2 computers connected to the host. Previously one of the network computers could not access the host, Because of the age of the computer we decided to upgrade the host to windows 7 and the orginial host would replace the one we were experiencing problems with. New computer installed, network worked for a day and now the computer can not see the host again. No acess to shared softward programs, interent, etc. Have rebooted many times including turning off and unplugging the router without success. Our computer company thought it may be the router. Would you have any suggestions. I've gone through the internet troubleshoot and thte local connection status indicates no network access. Thank you. Gail Murphy

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  • gail826 Sep 27, 2010

    Do you suggest a new router or is this a way to troubleshoot the router?


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It may be an issue with the computer issue. I would make sure that you have the IP address set to automatic. If you are not sure how to do this the link below will help you do this.

If you still have trouble let me know what your IP address and gateway is showing by running "ipconfig" from a command line.


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I would also suggest the same as this sounds as a router problem. No worries with the systems. They are fine. I understand its hard to digest this as its a coincidense.

Please accept the solution if it's helpful. Do get back to us for any further query.

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